Morning Briefing -- Friday

Friday October 5, 2012

Friday, Oct. 5

Benefit for Lorette family

BENNINGTON -- A benefit for the Lorette family will be held at American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad. The cost is $10 per person, children 5 and under, $5.There will be a live band and raffles. Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.

Movie night

at Fisher Elementary

ARLINGTON -- Fisher Connections Afterschool is hosting a movie nightat 6:30 p.m. on the Fisher lawn (or in case of inclement weather the Mack Multi-purpose Room).

Admission is free and snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Fisher Afterschool program. The two movies scheduled to be shown are: "It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!" and Tim Burton’s "The Night Before Christmas." Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Fisher Connections Afterschool director Tai King at or 375-6409.

Fall tag sale at First Baptist

BENNINGTON -- The First Baptist Church of Bennington will hold a fall tag sale on Friday and Saturday. The tag sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The tag sale features a wide variety of items (fall and winter clothing, household goods, children’s toys, books, etc.). All proceeds benefit the work of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries. For more information, contact the church office at 802-442-2105 or First Baptist is located at 601 Main St.

White Chapel Society tag and food sale

BENNINGTON -- The White Chapel Society of White Chapel Church will hold a tag and food sale on Oct. 5, 6 and 7.

Contradance at Masonic Lodge

BENNINGTON --From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Bennington Contradance presents its "first Friday" intergenerational community dance at the Bennington Masonic Lodge. Caller Maia McCormick will teach all dances. Live music by Eric Buddington, Tony Pisano and Lauren McDonald will create danceable music.

The dance begins at 7:30. Everyone is welcome; all dances are taught; and no partner or experience is necessary. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for under 12. For more information, email or call 802-447-2173.

Fall Back at the Georgi Museum

SHUSHAN, N.Y. -- The Georgi Museum is open every Friday from 10 to 4 through December.

Currently on display in the Battenkill Room is the "Iron Rail" story of trains in our towns. Also slowly being added to the museum shelves are recently discovered 1958 photographs of Henry Georgi in the Bolivian mines and jungles.

Enjoy the nine-acre park as well as coffee and tea. Book clubs, knitting groups or the solitary reader will find a home at the Georgi. Call 518-854-3773 or email Visit:


Quarterly water and sewer bills are due

BENNINGTON -- All quarterly water and sewer bills are due today, Oct. 5. Payments may be made by personal check, bank check, money order or cash at the Town Offices at 205 South St. The office is open Monday through Friday and accepts payments between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a stamped receipt, bring both portions of the bill.

If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number at the top of your bill (Official Payments). Any questions or concerns, call 442-1037.

Town offices closed for Columbus Day

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Town Offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day and will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 a.m.

SVHC offers community flu vaccination clinics

BENNINGTON -- Southwestern Vermont Health Care is offering community flu vaccination clinics in Bennington. Clinics will be held at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street on Wednesdays Oct. 17, 24, and 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. These are walk-in clinics; no appointment is necessary.

The clinics are for adults 18 years old and older and the fee is $35. Medicare Part B or cash or checks only, no other insurance accepted. Those eligible for Medicare Part B should bring their insurance card.

For more information, call the SVMC Flu Hotline at 802-447-5559.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending the flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. Getting vaccinated is especially important for pregnant women, people 65 years of age and older, people with certain chronic medical conditions, and people with a body mass index (BMI) above 39.

It is also recommended that those who care for or come in contact with high-risk individuals be vaccinated which includes health care workers, family members and household contacts, and family members and caregivers for children under six months of age.

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